Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Labour take Cambridgeshire & Peterborough from Conservatives

Labour's Nik Johnson has been elected as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor with 51.3% of the vote.

After no candidate received 50% of the vote in the first round, Mr Johnson beat the incumbent Conservative mayor James Palmer in the second round.

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Mayoral results scoreboard

Final round results

Winner, Nik Johnson, Labour

Counting complete

  1. Labour, Nik Johnson

    • final total votes 113,994
    • share 51.3%
  2. Conservative, James Palmer

    • final total votes 108,195
    • share 48.7%

First round results

Counting complete

  1. Labour, Nik Johnson

    • 1st preference total votes 76,106
    • 1st preference share 32.8%
    • 2nd preference total votes 37,888
    • 2nd preference share 72.7%
  2. Conservative, James Palmer

    • 1st preference total votes 93,942
    • 1st preference share 40.5%
    • 2nd preference total votes 14,253
    • 2nd preference share 27.3%
  3. Liberal Democrat, Aidan Van de Weyer

    • 1st preference total votes 61,885
    • 1st preference share 26.7%

Second preference votes are only used to elect the mayor if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote. The top two candidates then receive the second preference votes from their eliminated opponents.


Registered voters637,807


Change since 2017+3.50

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    Video caption: What does the mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough do?

    As the candidates prepare for the election in May, here is an easy guide to what the mayor does.